As far as she knew, deities were asexual, unattached beings who weren’t interested in anything at all.

But on second thought, she had been there too. Had she been a deity as well?

“It’s hard to explain. You’ll find out later. The most important thing right now is that we need Yan Anchun, in order for us to separate.”

Gu Bailu frowned. “We have to use her again when she’s already so badly hurt?”

“The hellish retribution won’t hurt her much. Let’s wake her up with Dragon Spirit Blood first.”

“Is that really alright?” Gu Bailu felt guilty over someone else taking the punishment for her, especially when Yan Anchun was already disfigured.

“Don’t worry, the hellish retribution can’t hurt her much. I won’t be together with her or sleep with her. Everything will be fine once I take the throne. I know this will make you unhappy…”

Gu Bailu shook her head. “No, I won’t be. I understand.”

She could live with the separation. After all, Feng Qingtian would be hers no matter how they were separated.

On the other hand, she felt that a brief separation might be helpful for her.

She could take the time to figure out her attitude toward Feng Qingtian.

While she accepted the plan readily, Feng Qingtian, on the other hand, became less happy.

Didn’t she feel reluctant at all? Had he never really entered her heart?

Sadness flashed in Feng Qingtian’s eyes, but he knew that he had to take it slow. Though she had lost her memories, what happened in their past still lingered in her soul.

Gu Bailu didn’t sleep well that night. She struggled in her dream, trying to find out who the man on Heavenly Palace Cliff was, and who was it that had hurt her with a sword.

But she simply couldn’t see their faces clearly.

Feng Qingtian kept her in his arms all night. He was too upset to sleep since he wouldn’t be able to sleep with her from the next day onward.

Whenever Gu Bailu moaned, he would gently pat her back to soothe her.

But very soon, she would become uneasy again, and Feng Qingtian would pat her again. He was happy even though he was busy the whole night.

Gu Bailu, on the other hand, struggled for a whole night in her dreams to try and see the face of the man on Heavenly Palace Cliff, but when she woke up, the face she saw was Feng Qingtian’s. While it was enchantingly pretty, she wasn’t too happy to see it.

Was it really Feng Qingtian on Heavenly Palace Cliff who had watched her be obliterated?

Was it a spillover from their past life as well that she was reserved and didn’t love him wholeheartedly?

Feng Qingtian kissed her, and Gu Bailu pouted, wondering why he hadn’t come to her rescue in her past life.

Feng Qingtian wanted to spend more time with her, but Qin Shou reported from outside, “My lord, General Ye is back. He has an urgent matter to report.”

Feng Qingtian had to let go of Gu Bailu. “You can sleep a while longer. I’ll see what Ye Huai has found.”

“Okay.” Gu Bailu nodded.

Gu Bailu had already accepted the fact that they had to part, which was a good thing. She could use the time to try and adjust her state of mind.

The nicer Feng Qingtian was to her, the sorrier she felt for him. She even felt that she didn’t deserve him.